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Business Administration

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Business Administration

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The world of higher education has more than its share of business administration degree programs.

But for students looking for something different, unique, and beyond the typical, the choice is clear: a Business Administration degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Our program creates business leaders who master the challenge of complex decision making while achieving their goals with a heightened sense of responsibility for the global community.

Discover the four key themes running through every aspect of the Mount’s Business Administration degree program: global business, management communication, business ethics, and innovative management.

Vital to your performance in the business world of today and tomorrow, Mount curriculum emphasizes the worldwide nature of business today; the primacy of effective communication of ideas and leadership goals; the importance of ethics (and how they are their own reward); and a pursuit of innovation that will create a lifetime of success.

Choose from one of four distinct programs as part of your Business Administration degree program: Accounting, Marketing, Management, and International Business.

In each you’ll find the determination and expertise needed for each discipline, taught with the Mount philosophy of valuing the responsibilities we bear to our communities (large and small), as leaders of business.

  • Accounting helps you prepare for a career in private- or government-sector professional accounting. You’ll learn the profession and combine that with the business acumen necessary to be a leader in your chosen field.
  • Marketing allows you to emphasize your skills for a career in sales, advertising, marketing and public relations. Learn the many aspects of consumer behavior — even minor in Computer Graphics.
  • Management involves classic preparation for leadership positions in domestic and global organizations. You’ll develop world-class leadership skills through hands-on, experiential learning that takes you out of the classroom and into real-world business settings.
  • International Business speaks to the world of today and tomorrow – a global marketplace of ideas, challenges and innovation. Study and intern abroad while you embrace a global business perspective as part of your degree program.

Take the challenge — earn a business administration degree that not only gives you the expertise to success, but allows you to give back to the global community in a socially conscious way.

We invite you to learn more today; click on any of the links below to learn more about our degree programs.

Michelle French Holloway
Chair, Business Department


BA/BS Areas of Emphasis

The emphasis in Accounting qualifies students to enter private, public and governmental accounting. Students are prepared in the practical areas of tax accounting, cost accounting and auditing as well as the application of computer techniques to corporate accounting systems. Graduates will be qualified for professional employment in corporate accounting departments, public accounting firms, and governmental agencies.

International Business 
The emphasis in International Business prepares the students for the many opportunities available in the fields of international management, international finance and government service. The International Business emphasis is designed for individuals with an interest in business on a global scale. The program concentrates on the social, political, and economic aspects of the international marketplace.

The emphasis in Management offers a curriculum based on practical, applied courses that qualify students to enter administrative positions immediately after graduation. Courses cover the broad spectrum of business activity and allow students to choose from a variety of possible career opportunities in large, midsize and small organizations.

The emphasis in Marketing provides students with a "strategic orientation'' in the areas of advertising, public relations, designs, sales, research and marketing management. The program is designed to prepare students for marketing related careers in the public and private sectors. Bachelor of Science Program (Weekend College)

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration, at Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) offers 124 credit units, which allows graduates to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam in California. However, the state boards of accountancy require students to complete 150 academic credit units to be eligible to become a licensed CPA. For a full list of California CPA licensure requirements, please visit This Way to CPA, California. Individual states may also have additional educational and/or non-educational requirements. Prior to enrollment, prospective students must review the BS in Business Administration, Accounting Concentrationprofessional licensure webpage to determine whether this program meets the educational requirements in a specific state. Contact the Business department at to discuss the process of obtaining a CPA license in any particular state. For a general overview of CPA licensing requirements by state and territory, students may contact an individual state board of accountancy or visit This Way to CPA, state requirements.